Happy Monday, y’all.
The 2 are really unrelated.
I cooked Spaghetti & Meatballs today, a Jamie Oliver recipe that’s easy to do. You can find it HERE.
The meatballs weren’t really meatballs though. The recipe calls for it to be easily squeezed out from sausages (that you can buy), into little balls. It’s approximately 1 sausage for 3 meatballs (but mine produced alot more ‘meatballs’). I used some bratswurst sausages from the supermarket, but didn’t manage to squeeze them into balls. Hmm, no matter.
Didn’t use balsamic vinegar either, cause…I’m on a budget. I used a tad bit of sugar instead to sweeten the sauce. Seasoned with salt and black pepper. Also made the sauce thicker (than what the original recipe) seems like just because.
I’ve decided I’m going to try to cook something at least once a week. It’s to train me for independent living. Also, here’s some other words of wisdom.
Working out is modern couture. No outfit is going to make you look or feel as good as having a fit body. Buy less clothing and go to the gym instead.
— Rick Owens
yeah, i know. time to hit the gym again.
“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”
Hilarious, though rather true if you think about it. Don’t get me wrong, I love fashion, but sometimes, people treat it too seriously. Sure, it helps your self-esteem (maybe) to dress well, to feel good. Sure, it is artistic. Yes, it is about self-expression too- edgy or classic, sexbomb or prim-and-proper, whatever piques your interest really. But at the end of the day, isn’t it supposed to first and foremost, about Fun?
There’s alot of self-persecution in local fashion- criticism about Hipsters, how one girl looks like another, lame leggings and gladiator sandals everywhere, etc. Sometimes, the comments sure do get vicious (although not without truth). But maybe we all need to just relax; it’s still just Fashion, it’s supposed to be Fun. So what if yet another girl in leggings-as-pants walks by? The world’s population is not going to convulse spontaneously and we all die. (Although sometimes it really can get rather Nasty…)
“Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I’ve ever known.”
– Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters, 1999
That said, maybe I’m not, you know, edgy, or cool, or avant garde enough or something, but I do find this fashion shoot Ridiculous and a little bit disturbing- the Zombie poses, AAAAH!
(Although I will take the pearls and the black lace dress, please).
More pictures at, and taken from http://community.livejournal.com/foto_decadent/1926742.html#cutid1
“I tattooed my body so I couldn’t fall back on anything. I purposely did that so I couldn’t get a normal job and live a normal life. I did it so I had to play music.”
— Travis Barker
Taken from luxembourg
“The worst thing is when friends say, ‘Remember the good old days?’ Forget about the good old days! That just makes your present secondhand. What is interesting is now. If you think it was better before, then you might as well commit suicide immediately.”
– Karl Lagerfeld
Taken from Fashion Toast